Dough bowls come in every size, style, and material. Some are hand scraped and vintage, and others are reproductions. They are such a good staple design piece, and are so versatile in their use! Everyone loves the rustic look of a dough bowl, but they can be a challenge to style! Let’s get off the dough bowl struggle bus and become pros! Here are 7 simple ways to style a dough bowl, and even more from my blogger friends!
There are some key elements that work well in any dough bowl, and starting with those helps take the guess work out of styling them. A candle, or candles, are always a good way to start. They give some height and take up room. Decorative balls are also a great item to add. They typically fit well in dough bowls. Be sure to vary the size, shape, or texture for more visual interest. Faux succulents are also a great year round decor item to use in a dough bowl.
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How to Style a Dough Bowl in an Entry Way
For this arrangement in my entry way, I used faux succulents, some greenery, flameless candles, and moss balls. I didn’t have any moss balls on hand, so I made my own! Simply spray some styrofoam balls with spray adhesive, or brush on a good craft glue, and cover with moss. It’s better to work in smaller sections since it can become a sticky mess. But the result is worth it, and is typically far less money than buying moss balls!
Dough Bowl Styling Tip:
If you need to raise the height of something, you can use blocks of wood, coasters, upside down jelly or mayonnaise lids, anything that can make a little stand to give something height. If the stand is showing,just cover it with some moss or greenery.
For this winter look, I used pine cones, moss balls, textured balls, and faux pine. I love to drape a little greenery over the edges of a dough bowl!
To add some holiday cheer, I simply took out the textured balls, added a little pedestal with a cloche, and a little house. Once you get the hang of styling a dough bowl, it becomes very quick and easy to change out a few things for the next season or holiday!
How to Style a Dough Bowl on the Coffee Table
For this look, I placed a large jar in the center of the dough bowl. I added epsom salt for snow, and a flameless candle. Then I added faux pine to each side and a couple of pine cones for added interest and texture. You could follow the same formula for any season. A candle in the center and greenery on the sides.
How to Style a Dough Bowl on the Kitchen Counter
Personally, I don’t have a lot of counter space in my kitchen, so I don’t like to have a lot of decorative items on the counters. For me, something has to look good but function as well. Simply place your produce in a dough bowl on the counter for a beautiful look! And your family might actually eat it if it’s out!
How to Style a Dough Bowl in the Dining Room
My practicality came out again in this version. But it is handy having everything you need for a meal already out! However, a dining room is a great place to use your imagination and create a spectacular centerpiece with your dough bowl! Just remember not to get items too high in it so that it interferes with the line of vision for each person across the table!
How to Style a Dough Bowl in the Guest Room
The guest room is a great place to corral those extra special items that a guest might need! Some fancy toiletries (taken from a hotel), candies or mints, a bottle or caraffe of water, the WIFI password, and anything else they might need! You can see the essentials to create a fabulous guest room here!
Now that you know these 7 simple ways to style a dough bowl, where will you put your dough bowl? Which way was your favorite? Tell me below in comments!
Be sure to check out all of my friends’ beautiful styling of their dough bowls!
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Kimberly Jones Snyder says
So many great ideas ,Danielle! thanks so much for putting this challenge together! it was so much fun!
Thanks for joining, Kim! It was fun to see how everyone styled them!
Such beautiful ideas to styling a dough bowl. I love all of your ideas.
Thanks so much, Tammy! You are so sweet to say that!
I love dough bowls! Such a great idea of using them in a guest room.
Thanks so much, Melba! They are such a versatile piece!
Crystal Ratzlaff says
Danielle you are so talented! Thank you for all of the tips! It was great participating with you on the blog hop! Thanks for organizing it!!!
You are so welcome, Crystal! It was a fun hop!
I love your dough bowl ideas. I have a few myself and pile pinecones and glass balls and other assorted things in them all year long. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you, Elizabeth! They are so fun to style!
You have great ideas for styling a dough bowl in any season.
Thank you, Paula! They are such a versatile piece to decorate!
Linda Johnston says
Wonderful recap of all of your beautiful bowls! Linda
Thanks so much, Linda! Wasn’t it such a fun challenge!
Sue at Blu says
Danielle, you really covered all of the basic in designing a dough bowl. Thanks for all you did to make this challenge a great success!
Thanks so much! It was a fun challenge!
Linda Johnston says
I especially like the guest room dough bowl. What a lovely way to make guests feel extra special! All your dough bowls styling are ao pretty!
You are so kind, Linda! Thank you!
Great ideas! I enjoyed this tour of different dough bowls
Thanks so much, Cindy! I enjoyed seeing the different ways they were styled!
I love this post and all of the others, it just goes to show how versatile one piece it. Frankly I never would have thought to use my dough bowl for all that you and the other bloggers have come up with. Merry Christmas.
Dough bowls are so versatile! Merry Christmas to you!